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Fast Response Survey System (FRSS): Secondary School Arts Education Survey, Fall 2009; Version 2

United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics 2015

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    Fast Response Survey System (FRSS): Secondary School Arts Education Survey, Fall 2009; Version 2
  • Author: United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics
  • Description: The Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) was established in 1975 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), United States Department of Education. FRSS is designed to collect issue-oriented data within a relatively short time frame. FRSS collects data from state education agencies, local education agencies, public and private elementary and secondary schools, public school teachers, and public libraries. To ensure minimal burden on respondents, the surveys are generally limited to three pages of questions, with a response burden of about 30 minutes per respondent. Sample sizes are relatively small (usually about 1,000 to 1,500 respondents per survey) so that data collection can be completed quickly. Data are weighted to produce national estimates of the sampled education sector. The sample size is large enough to permit limited breakouts by classification variables. However, as the number of categories within the classification variables increases, the sample size within categories decreases, which results in larger sampling errors for the breakouts by classification variables. The Secondary School Arts Education Survey, Fall 2009 data provide national estimates on student access to arts education and the resources available for such instruction in public secondary schools during fall 2009. This is one of a set of seven... ; This study was designed to collect data on arts education in public secondary schools in the United States.... ; Survey and list collection materials were mailed to the principal of each sampled secondary school in September 2009. The survey packages for the 1,202 schools selected to respond to the principal survey included a school-level questionnaire and a cover letter indicating that the survey was designed to be completed by the school principal. Respondents were given the option of completing the survey online or on paper. Also included in the packages were forms for respondents to insert the names of their full- or part-time music specialists and visual arts specialists to provide sampling information for the secondary school teacher survey. Telephone follow-up for those who did not respond to the initial questionnaire mailing was conducted from October 2009 through June 2010. A total of 1,014 public secondary schools completed the Secondary School Arts Education Survey. Of the schools that completed the survey, 55 percent completed it by web, 33 percent completed it by mail, 12 percent completed it by fax, and less than 1 percent completed it by telephone.... ; The secondary school survey collected data on the availability of music, visual arts, dance, and drama/theatre instruction; enrollment in these courses, the type of space used for arts instruction, the availability of curriculum guides for arts teachers to follow, and the number of arts teachers who are specialists in the subject. Principals reported on graduation requirements for coursework in the arts; school or district provision of teacher professional development in the arts; and arts education programs, activities, and events. Principals also reported on community partnerships and support from outside sources for arts education. Furthermore, principals were also asked to provide administrative information such as school instructional level, school enrollment size, community type, and percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch....
  • Publisher: ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36068.v2 ; Related DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36068.v1
  • Source: DataCite

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